Project Description

Boxwood Musozutsu Ensemble

Pipe case: Carved with rice plants. Gold mount. Signed: Shoan Soko [Toshiyama Soko 1868-1935]. 22.8 cm

Ojime: plain malachite bead.  2 cm

Pouch: plain woven fibre, possibly wystaria, stamped with a maker’s mark

Maekanagu: shakudo cicada with gilt details, unsigned

Pipe: Unadorned gold and shakudo fittings, , stamped jun kin [pure gold]; stem of bamboo

Provenance: 

E.A. Wrangham, Alnwick (no. 2311)

Information: 

A similar pipe case by Joso is illustrated in Rokusho, no. 28, p. 61, no. 59

MR2011